As a member of “Safety Group
529”, CATT members have the added benefit of safety resources and assistance.
Cal/OSHA Safety Information
- Back Safety Tips
- Slips Trips and Falls
- Learn How to Fall
- Tree Trimmers Safety For Falls and Electrocutions
- Safety Contact
- Employer Responsibilities
- Reporting Work Related Injuries
- Heat Illness Prevention
- Air Resource Board Important Notice
- Class Codes
- Workplace Safety Recommendations
- Tree Trimmer Pulled Into Wood Chipper
#6 (August 2006)**
- CATT explains Insurance in three informative Articles
- What it means to be a CATT Member
#5 (December 2005)**
- Multilingual Health and Safety Resource Guide
- Employer Liability For Injuries to Traveling Workers on Meal
#4 (March 2005)**
- Stop Fraud
- Cal/OSHA condones crane use in Tree Removal
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What is kickback?
Kickback is the violent backward and/or upward
motion of the chainsaw guide bar occurring when
the chain near the nose or tip of the guide
bar contacts any object, such as another log
or branch, or when the wood closes in and pinches
the saw chain in the cut.
Be Aware of Kickback
1. Be alert at all times to guard against a
possible kickback reaction. Always be aware
of the position of your bar’s nose.
2. Different models of cutting chain are available
for most cutting tasks. Use the chain suitable
for your type of cutting, with the lowest kickback
3. Narrow-nose bars are recommended for maximum
Information taken from Oregon – Maintenance
and Safety Manual